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Politics and International Studies

Research Methods


The library provides access to lots of resources to help you as you work on your own research projects. These include a number of books focusing on research methodology (which you can search for using Library Search), and the resource Sage Research Methods.


Sage Research Methods


Sage Research Methods is a collection of resources which provide a comprehensive guide to all stages of the research process.

In Sage Research Methods you will find reference works, ebooks, journal articles, case studies, datasets, videos and podcasts. 

Topics covered include:

  • writing research questions
  • research design
  • ethics
  • conducting literature reviews
  • collecting and analysing data
  • writing up findings

Sage Research Methods

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Search books, journal articles and more provided by the University of Bristol Library